Paul Pogba has responded to media reports that he and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho haven’t been seeing eye to eye.
The French midfielder was in and out of the side midway through the season, leading to speculation that his relatively poor performances were the result of a strong difference of opinion between the two as to Pogba’s best position and playing style.
Speaking to French outlet Canal+, Pogba dismissed the reports and stated that he fully accepts Mourinho’s authority as the Man United manage. He also played down speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford, insisting that his only concerns right now were the FA Cup final and upcoming World Cup with the French national side:
“He is the coach, he makes the decisions. Me, I am a player. I accept it and I have to respond on the pitch.
“Mourinho, when he makes a choice, you have to accept it.”
“Mourinho has made me captain. He gave me the keys, the responsibilities at a great club like Manchester United.
“For the time being, I am at Manchester United and I am only thinking about the present. We are in the FA Cup final; I have a World Cup to come.
“Transfers, all that sort of thing, are not on my mind.”
The 25-year-old has enjoyed a prolonged run in the starting lineup once again as he looks to end the season on a high. The former Juventus man started at Wembley on Saturday as Man United booked their place in the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.